With the expansion of the Australian defence industry in the last decade, many companies now have dual-use supply chains, catering to both civilian and military markets. Long-term partnerships with suppliers are essential for maintaining supply chains and achieving long-term business goals.
Hawker Richardson have been supporting the defence sector with a wealth of experience and offer a variety of solutions for SMT production, industrial assembly, and inspection. Customer support extends beyond the sales cycle, providing customers with efficient after-sales care and training to maintain supply chains. ISO 9001 certification ensures our products and services consistently meet customer and regulatory requirements.
For R & D high-grade prototyping and small series SMT production, desktop solutions like the entry level Fritsch series with manual pick and place systems are a good option. The TWS bench top manual screen/stencil printer is easy to use with excellent repeatability and will fit on any work table.
For companies requiring Total Line Solutions, our SMT product range includes surface mounters and stencil printers from Yamaha, reflow ovens from Heller, and barcode units for traceability from Nutek.
Manufacturers of safety-critical markets such as defence, aerospace and medical equipment, must adhere to regulatory compliance and have a traceability system installed. Electronics manufacturing is a complex process, and tracking and identifying of raw materials, components and SMT assembly, is planning for the worst-case scenario.
Automation and machine communication enables the electronics manufacturer to easily establish traceability protocol in the SMT line with screen printers, pick and place machines, IT software, AOI and laser/inkjet markers.
Hawker Richardson has been supplying quality, high precision assembly tooling from premium trusted brands including Cleco, Kolver, Good Hand Clamp and Weber for over 90 years. Committed to finding the right tool for the job, our expert team have assembly solutions for bowl and screw feeders, clamps, pneumatic drills and more.
For inspection solutions, Hawker Richardson is proud to partner with Vision Engineering, world leaders in ergonomic microscopy, digital 3D visualisation and metrology solutions. The range of inspection solutions from Vision Engineering includes hand-held digital magnifiers, HD digital microscopes and 3D imaging systems.
With thousands of spare parts in stock, our experienced team of service engineers provide unmatched service and maintenance. Minimising manufacturing downtime and disruption ensures an agile and resilient supply chain for our customers.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawker Richardson was able to maintain a high level of service and navigate through travel restriction challenges by commissioning four new mounters remotely. As a result of our “business as usual” attitude, we found solutions to help our customers during unprecedented difficult times.
The continual improvement ethos at Hawker Richardson and implementation of ISO 9001:2015 ensures our commitment to our defence customers and their supply chains.
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